Monthly Archives: December 2012

Microbial Treatments in Autism

Microbial ecosystems therapeutics: a new paradigm in medicine? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23257018 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases / GI Diseases Research Unit, Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7, Canada. Abstract Increasing evidence indicates that the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia and the Immune System – Atopic Disorders

Schizophrenia in patients with atopic disorders with particular emphasis on asthma: a Danish population-based study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22391212 OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune diseases and infections have been associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia that could be rooted in inflammatory mechanisms. However, other diseases … Continue reading

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Top 40 Research Articles of 2012 – Autism

Top 40 Research Articles – ( 40 / 350) The research that asdresearchinitiative believes has contributed greatly to our understanding of ASD and most significantly the care of ASD children. 2012 may be seen by future generations as a breakthrough … Continue reading

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Motor Proficiency and Emotion in Autism

Motor proficiency and emotional/behavioural disturbance in autism and Asperger’s disorder: another piece of the neurological puzzle? http://aut.sagepub.com/content/16/6/627 The relationship of motor proficiency with emotional/behavioural disturbance, autistic symptoms and communication disturbance was investigated in children diagnosed with autism and Asperger’s disorder … Continue reading

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Autism and Brain Volume Trajectories

Trajectories of Early Brain Volume Development in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567%2812%2900499-6/abstract University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, NC Objective To examine patterns of early brain growth in young children with … Continue reading

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Sleep Disturbance in Autism.

Children With Autism Sleep Problems and Symptom Severity http://foa.sagepub.com/content/27/4/254 Relationships between the specific sleep problems and specific behavioral problems of children with autism were evaluated. Mothers’ reports of sleep habits and autism symptoms were collected for 109 children with autism. … Continue reading

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Microglia , the brain and Autism – Immune System Connections.

Microglia in the Cerebral Cortex in Autism http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-012-1513-0/fulltext.html Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology Comprehensive Autism Center Abstract We immunocytochemically identified microglia in fronto-insular (FI) and visual cortex (VC) in autopsy brains of well-phenotyped subjects with autism and matched … Continue reading

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Autism – Atopic Dermatitis – Immune System : A Striking Association

Mental health comorbidity in patients with atopic dermatitis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23245818 School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore. Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent data, primarily from Europe, suggest that children with atopic dermatitis (AD) might be at increased risk of mental … Continue reading

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Rapamycin and Autism – New Treatment possibilities.

Rapamycin reverses impaired social interaction in mouse models of tuberous sclerosis complex. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23250422 Impairment of reciprocal social interaction is a core symptom of autism spectrum disorder. Genetic disorders frequently accompany autism spectrum disorder, such as tuberous sclerosis complex caused by … Continue reading

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New Jersey and Autism – 2% is the new 1% – and boys ?

Rise in New Jersey Autism Prevalence Is Documented in New Study http://www.umdnj.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/hpappweb/newsroom.cgi?month=12&day=17&year=12headline=Rise+in+New+Jersey+Autism+Prevalence+Is+Documented+in+New+Study Results are in line with trends elsewhere in the country NEWARK – Newly published research led by Walter Zahorodny, PhD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of … Continue reading

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